CATEGORY: MAIN EVENT
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Andy Kirtland
May 3, 2019 – May 12, 2019
- Audio Described Performance - Friday, May 10th (8 PM)
- Sensory-Friendly Performance - Saturday, May 11th (1 PM)
- Interpreted Performance - Saturday, May 11th (8 PM)
Match wits with one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines in this hilarious tale of love, music and courage. Set in the colorful world of Portugal, Twelfth Night tickles the imagination as Viola disguises herself as a page boy to find her twin brother but finds herself at the center of a crazy love triangle. If music be the food of love, play on!
Twelfth Night could be the perfect play to jumpstart a love affair with Shakespeare's works.
Twelfth Night was written by arguably the most influential writers in all of English literature, William Shakespeare. It is believed this play was first performed in 1602.- right in the middle of his career, which happens to coincide with when he wrote most of his masterpieces.
Shakespeare was commissioned to write the play by no less than England's reigning monarch of the time, Queen Elizabeth I, as part of her festivities to end the Christmastide season known as Twelfth Night. This holiday was celebrated as a festival in which everything was turned upside down—much like the upside-down, chaotic world of the play.
Most critics consider it one of his greatest comedies, along with As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. While it's unlikely Shakespeare ever imagined his plays would be performed hundreds of years in the future. It is uncanny how his script fits almost seamlessly to our world.
The story is funny, a little raunchy, tragic, surprising and still relevant today - with classic themes and Shakespeare’s comedic brilliance equally brilliant today. So don’t worry if your are not a “Scholar of the Bard”, you will be entertained, inspired and enriched.
Season of Courage
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
- Mark Twain
Box Office: 412.608.2262
Main Stage performances are at the New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts
Performances are typically 2 hours long plus one intermission.
Showtimes: Friday &; Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM
On-street parking is available at no cost after 6:00 pm, Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Paid parking is available in the Allegheny Health Network garage for evening events and weekend matinees. Parking in the garage is $7 (cash only)
To find the garage:
- Drive past the theater and follow Allegheny Square East as if you were going back out onto East Commons. The Allegheny Health Network garage will be on your left.
- Pull in and a uniformed parking attendant will collect your fee.
- Parking in the garage is $7 (cash only)
NOTE: The lot will close one hour after the show.
For various events, security is on site to direct you to available parking options. Parking for sporting events impact space available near the Theater. Please check your local listings to see if the Theater’s event conflicts with our local sports teams.